Vermont medical marijuana doctors are required to sign a verification form for patients to be able to complete medical cannabis registrations. The state does not maintain a list of medical marijuana doctors. It allows healthcare professionals from New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts to sign verification forms provided they are also licensed to practice in Vermont.
Yes. In accordance with the medical cannabis rules in Vermont, a patient application for inclusion in the Vermont medical cannabis program must include a healthcare professional verification form signed by an approved medical marijuana doctor. Hence, you must visit a medical provider to obtain a signed healthcare professional verification form to use medical marijuana in Vermont. Note that a signed healthcare professional verification form is not a prescription. You must complete the rest of the medical cannabis program application to obtain a medical marijuana card, which is required to purchase marijuana at licensed dispensaries.
A healthcare professional licensed to practice in Vermont as a physician, osteopathic physician, naturopathic physician, PA (physician assistant), or nurse practitioner may recommend medical marijuana use. Per state law, this includes professionally licensed healthcare providers under substantially equivalent positions in New York, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.
Note that the healthcare professional only completes the verification form as an attestation that the patient has a debilitating medical condition. The completion of the form does not indicate that they are recommending marijuana as a course of treatment or symptom relief.
The Vermont Cannabis Control Board does not maintain a list of medical marijuana doctors.
You can find a Vermont medical marijuana doctor to verify that you have a qualifying condition by speaking with the healthcare professional currently responsible for the treatment of your condition.
Yes. Vermont’s H.411 extends the state's existing telehealth provisions to out-of-state healthcare professionals, allowing them to set up patient assessments using telemedicine. Hence, both in-state and out-of-state healthcare professionals are permitted to schedule telemedicine appointments for patients in Vermont. According to research published in the American Journal of Managed Care, healthcare providers believe that telemedicine appointments are better than office visits for timely scheduling of appointments.
A medical marijuana doctor may not recommend more than 2 ounces of usable marijuana to a registered patient under the Vermont medical cannabis program.